Mac Lion's breath causes Celerra NAS storage to die
Get the patch, don't fear the pussy
When the Lion roars, Celerra bleats and plays dead.
El Reg has been told there is a problem with Mac OS X Lion clients accessing the Celerra filer array. The NAS head goes offline and failover doesn't kick in. An EMC patch is available and fixes the problem.
What am I supposed to do with this then?
There was a posting on an EMC unified storage discussion site on 7 March by richleroy about Celerra arrays crashing when a Mac OS 10.7 beta client connected to it. The poster said patches are available with a reference of Primus emc263721.
Primus is an EMC self-service knowledge base for its customers.
An EMC spokesperson said: "The current versions of the VNX/Celerra operating environment offer support for Apple's OS X 10.7 (Lion) and allow our customers to deploy it and take advantage of its many new features. However, because OS X 10.7 includes a new CIFS client, customers with older versions of the VNX/Celerra operating environment should upgrade their code to prevent any issues. This is available immediately, was available on day one, and details are available through their EMC support resources either via the phone, online or through their EMC account team." ®
Oh dear Lord!
Do we really need another story each time yet another bug is found in an operating system that has only just been released? Will this be done for Window, Solaris, BSD, the million odd flavours of Linux, Plan9, Amiga O/S, etc?
whichever way you look at it ...
Server fails due to client behaviour it can't handle. This is just plain awful - no excuses. The involvement of Lion is irrelevant. I have no idea whether the Lion client abides to whatever standards exist, and it doesn't even matter if it doesn't. Not talking to the client is one thing -- falling down on the job is just unforgivable.
OK - so unforgivable is a bit harsh. Bugs happen. I made a mistake once.
From EMC's face saving part, it comes down to when the problem was recognised and what steps were made to keep customers abreast of this.
Not the only one
The new AFP in Lion has caused problems with Buffalo, QNAP, Synology and the Netgear NASs. Methinks they should have been playing with the dev betas.